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November 24, 2008 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm #1083599November 25, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm #1083600
I think CHAZA”L said that one first.November 25, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm #1083601
Thanks for the yogi-isms, gotta love it!November 25, 2008 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm #1083602
notpashut – did they really? where? I like that quote and would love to quote the original source.November 25, 2008 3:12 pm at 3:12 pm #1083603
SJS Bli”n I’ll look for it & let you know.November 25, 2008 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm #1083604BizrizutParticipant
“If you live in a glass house, you should change in the basement.”
“You can bring the horse to the water but you can’t make it put on a bathing suit”
A highschool friend of mine who thought himself to be Yogi BerraNovember 25, 2008 4:42 pm at 4:42 pm #1083605
Always take an insult as a compliment when it comes from the depths of ignorance.
A Rebbi of mine (who I presume would prefer to remain nameless)November 25, 2008 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm #1083606squeakParticipant
Does this apply to tsnius, as well?
That dramatically changes my opinion of Joseph and others……November 25, 2008 5:25 pm at 5:25 pm #1083607squeakParticipant
Wait – I just realized that man is also born with 10 FINGERS! So if you type with all your fingers then you can “say” 5 times as much as you see.
Now THAT reinforces my opinion of the posters here….November 25, 2008 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm #1083608
[winner of two Nobel Prizes for scientific research and Director of Research at the Institute for Muscle Research in Massachusetts].November 25, 2008 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #1083609
“The irony is devastating. The main purpose of Darwinism was to drive every last trace of an incredible God from biology. But the theory replaces God with an even more incredible deity – omnipotent chance.” T. Rosazak, “Unfinished Animal”, 1975, p. 101-102.November 25, 2008 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm #1083610
“To postulate that the development and survival of the fittest is entirely a consequence of chance mutations seems to me a hypothesis based on no evidence and irreconcilable with the facts. These classical evolutionary theories are a gross over-simplification of an immensely complex and intricate mass of facts, and it amazes me that they are swallowed so uncritically and so readily, by so many scientists without a murmur of protest”.
-Sir Ernest Chain, co-holder of 1945 Nobel prize for developing penicillin-November 25, 2008 6:14 pm at 6:14 pm #1083611
“The sciences dealing with the past, stand before the bar of common sense on a different footing. Therefore, a grotesque account of a period some thousands of years ago is taken seriously though it be built by piling special assumptions on special assumptions, ad hoc hypothesis on ad hoc hypothesis, and tearing apart the fabric of science whenever it appears convenient. The result is a fantasia which is neither history nor science.”
(James Conant, Chemist and former president, Harvard University.]November 25, 2008 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #1083612yoshiMember
“There are 3 kinds of people: those who can count & those who can’t.”November 25, 2008 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #1083613
“If living matter is not, then, caused by the interplay of atoms, natural forces, and radiation, how has it come into being? . . I think, however, that we must go further than this and admit that the only acceptable explanation is Creation. I know that this is anathema to physicists, AS INDEED IT IS TO ME [emphasis by feivel], but we must not reject a theory that we do not like if the experimental evidence supports it.” H.S. Lipson, “A Physicist Looks at Evolution,” Physics Bulletin, Vol. 31, p. 138 (1980).November 25, 2008 6:36 pm at 6:36 pm #1083614
“We share half our genes with a banana. Is this evidence for a common origin?”
(New Scientist, 1 July 2000, pp4-5)November 25, 2008 6:42 pm at 6:42 pm #1083615
i think you know that i or anyone who has just about any knowledge on these subjects can bring you qoutes and articles from every leading scientist in virtualy evrey field of modern science that both address and answer the qoutes you have mentioned.
however i think that we have discussed this enough and i dont think anybody is really intrested in this thread turning into a evolution debate.November 25, 2008 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm #1083616
“i dont think anybody is really intrested(sic) in this thread turning into a evolution debate.”
correct, this is a thread for interesting quotes, not debates.
certainly not a debate about the value of specific quotes.
do you have a quote you would like to share?November 25, 2008 7:05 pm at 7:05 pm #1083617
“More scientists than ever before are now standing up and saying that it is time to rethink the theory of evolution in light of new scientific evidence that shows the theory is inadequate, Darwinists are busy making up holidays to turn Charles Darwin into a saint, even as the evidence supporting his theory crumbles and more and more scientific challenges to it emerge.”
-John West, Associate Director, The Center for Science & Culture-November 25, 2008 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm #1083618
“Darwinism was an interesting idea in the 19th century, when handwaving explanations gave a plausible, if not properly scientific, framework into which we could fit biological facts. However, what we have learned since the days of Darwin throws doubt on natural selection’s ability to create complex biological systems – and we still have little more than handwaving as an argument in its favour.”
Professor Colin Reeves
Dept of Mathematical Sciences
Coventry UniversityNovember 25, 2008 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #1083619Just SmileParticipant
“Life is a stage – the best actor wins!”
–MeNovember 25, 2008 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm #1083620
–CHARLES DARWIN–November 25, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm #1083621
Here feivel this is for you,
Thus the creationist’s favourite question “What is the use of half an eye?” Actually, this is a lightweight question, a doddle to answer. Half an eye is just 1 per cent better than 49 per cent of an eye…”
Richard DawkinsNovember 25, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm #1083622
“A large number of well trained scientists outside of evolutionary biology and paleontology have unfortunately gotten the idea that the fossil record is far more Darwinian than it is. This probably comes from the oversimplification inevitable in secondary sources: low level textbooks, semi-popular articles, and so on. Also, there is probably some wishful thinking involved. In the years after Darwin , his advocates hoped to find predictable progressions. These have not been found yet the optimism has died hard, and pure fantasy has crept into textbooks…”.
Evolutionist David Raup, Curator of Geology at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, New Scientist, Vol. 90. p. 832.November 25, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm #1083623
“Geology assuredly does not reveal any finely graduated organic change, and this is the most obvious and serious objection that can be urged against the theory”.
–CHARLES DARWIN–November 26, 2008 12:03 am at 12:03 am #1083624illini07Member
“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.” – Voltaire
“The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.” – John Stuart Mill (from “On Liberty”)November 26, 2008 12:28 am at 12:28 am #1083625anon for thisParticipant
“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts”–Senator Daniel Patrick MoynihanNovember 26, 2008 12:49 am at 12:49 am #1083626teenagerMember
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.”
“A chain is as strong as its weakest link.”
“The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn’t forget his weaknesses.”
“We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.”
“To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself.”
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”
“The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces. “
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
Henry David ThoreauNovember 26, 2008 1:47 am at 1:47 am #1083627student1Member
if someone tells you nothing is impossible tell them to dribble a footballNovember 26, 2008 1:58 am at 1:58 am #1083628yashrus20Member
marriage is like a bag of tea: once your in right away your in hot water, theres always a string attached, and in the end your only garbage.November 26, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am #1083629chaimssParticipant
Just btw, the “better to keep your mouth closed…then open and remove all doubt” quote is Abraham Lincoln.
“1 out of 10 people understand binary. The other one doesn’t.” – The internet
“The image of a disciplined … member who can be relied
on to do the job excludes the extreme, the unusual, and the faddish.” – (sound like a mussar shmooze? It’s actually the) Air Force officer’s textbook, level 1November 26, 2008 2:43 pm at 2:43 pm #1083632noitallmrParticipant
Huh?????????? Did he see the light towards the end of his life???November 26, 2008 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm #1083633menschMember
Never give up …… unless it gets too difficult
-MeNovember 26, 2008 3:06 pm at 3:06 pm #1083634illini07Member
Actually, the quote has been attributed to several people, most notably Mark Twain. By all accounts it is uncertain who actually said it, if it was actually said. The quote may even be a combination of several figures’ sayings.November 26, 2008 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #1083635namelessMember
‘One out of every four people have slight mental instability.Check out three of your friends. If they are ok, your the one!’
‘Remember the Golden Rule. Whoever HAS the gold, MAKES the rules!’
‘I am not a vegetarian because I love animals, but because I hate plants’
‘Keep your friends close, and your enemies EVEN closer’
“He who laughs last probably didn’t get the joke.”November 26, 2008 8:04 pm at 8:04 pm #1083637G123Member
“Money Talks, Chocolate Sings”
-UnknownNovember 26, 2008 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm #1083638
” Reason tells me, that if numerous gradations from a simple and imperfect eye to one complex and perfect can be shown to exist, each grade being useful to its possessor, as is certainly the case; if further, the eye ever varies and the variations be inherited, as is likewise certainly the case and if such variations should be useful to any animal under changing conditions of life, then the difficulty of believing that a perfect and complex eye could be formed by natural selection, though insuperable by our imagination, should not be considered as subversive of the theory”. -charels darwin in the sentances immediatly after the qoute feivel brought about the eye.November 26, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm #1083639
sorry evreybody i didnt want to make this into another evolution thing i just have to get a few quote here l kovod feivel then i will stop!
“But paleontologists have discovered several superb examples of intermediary forms and sequences, more than enough to convince any fair-minded skeptic about the reality of life’s physical genealogy.”
Stephen Jay Gould, Natural History, May 1994November 26, 2008 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm #1083640
“I have changed my mind about the testability and logical status of the theory of natural selection; and I am glad to have an opportunity to make a recantation. …
The theory of natural selection may be so formulated that it is far from tautological.”
“… some people think that I have denied scientific character to the historical sciences, such as paleontology, or the history of the evolution of life on Earth; or to say, the history of literature, or of technology, or of science.
karl popperNovember 26, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm #1083641
“This is a mistake, and I here wish to affirm that these and other historical sciences have in my opinion scientific character; their hypotheses can in many cases be tested.”
Karl popper- the end othe qoute in my last postNovember 27, 2008 12:42 am at 12:42 am #1083644bigmoParticipant
The best computer is one you can throw out the window.
(This is a real quote, i forget who said it, though)November 27, 2008 12:54 am at 12:54 am #1083645AnonymousInactive
the quote is actually
“Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window” – Steve Wozniak
YWModerator-99November 27, 2008 12:57 am at 12:57 am #1083647JDsaysLOLMember
never mess with bigmo yw moderatorNovember 27, 2008 12:57 am at 12:57 am #1083648bigmoParticipant
Man who jump off cliff jump to conclusion.
Man who eat many prunes sit on toilet many moonsNovember 27, 2008 1:08 am at 1:08 am #1083649Bais Yaakov maydelParticipant
all this feminist talk i smaking me dizzy–but im glad miss feminist took a practical and understandable take on her femininism. i am not a feminist, but i do want to say that there are various sources in the gemara/medrashim that state that man will never be complete without a wife (i dont know the exact places, i heard this at an aufruf).
also, recently at the bais yaakov convention in toronto which i went to, it was mentioned many times the pasuk “ko tomar l’bait yaakov” (i think in chumash shemos parshat yitro). women are before men, kind of like a predicate. just an interesting thought.
and here’s my quote that s/o else posted but in the wrong way:
“to the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”November 30, 2008 3:13 am at 3:13 am #1083651grapplingMember
“in every marriage there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and to keep finding, grounds for marriage”…read it somewhere on the internetNovember 30, 2008 8:55 pm at 8:55 pm #1083654musicMember
someone was davening, and said:
“Hashem please give me patience, and give it to me NOW”November 30, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #1083655noitallmrParticipant
Money talks- mine keeps saying Goodbye…December 1, 2008 1:55 am at 1:55 am #1083656Bais Yaakov maydelParticipant
noitallmr: it really goes: “money talks, but all mine ever says is good-bye.”
heres one that frustrated computer users will appreciate:
“If you cant beat your computer at chess, try kickboxing.”December 1, 2008 6:25 am at 6:25 am #1083657brooklyn19Participant
This one’s pretty recent: “can we do it?” “yes we can!”
~Bob the Builder! 🙂
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